If you mention that you are working on a renovation project what are the common themes that everyone seems to want to tell to you?
- Renovation projects always are longer than expected
- Renovation projects are always over budget
While those statements are often true, there is another mantra regarding renovation projects that should be included as well.
- Renovation projects (when done correctly) are worth it!
Renovation Projects Only Take Two Weeks, Right?
There is nothing better in the housing industry than seeing the before-and-after photos of a project done correctly. Yes, 99 times out of 100 you are going to go over budget either by necessity or by choice, and yes, when the contractors tell you, “two weeks,” you need to have a shot of Pappy Van Winkle — but it’ll be well worth it.
In this day and age of real estate, where we are seeing a general slowdown in the luxury-priced home market, if a renovation is done in the right areas and done correctly, you stand a very good chance of getting your money out of it when you sell.
The home at 5700 Westover Court in Fort Worth is a perfect example of a renovation project done perfectly! I’m not talking about remodeling a few rooms. I am talking about taking a home built in 1940 to the studs, rearranging the entire home, and putting it back together again … and doing a masterful job at it.
This classic English Tudor home sits atop a hill at the corner of Roaring Springs Road and Byers Avenue. When the sellers purchased the property they wanted to update the finishes, and return the home to its traditional English Tudor design. This required a lot of work.
Before And After
Look at these amazing photos showing the great transformation 5700 Westover Court went through to turn this home into an elegant abode.
The front door was moved from one side of the home to the other. The master bedroom of this 4,200-square-foot, four-bedroom home was also flipped from one side of the home to the other. And the kitchen … just look at the photos!
Once again, the kitchen was flipped from a small area of the home to an area that previously was the study to allow for more space as well as tranquil views overlooking the canopy of trees that blanket Westover.
If you can’t tell from the photo, the cabinets are finished to look like a piano! Thirteen coats of paint went onto the cabinets, drawers, doors, ceiling and refrigerator to make this a one-of-a-kind kitchen. For the chefs out there, you’ll love cooking on the Lacanche range.
As I remind you frequently, homes sell because of:
- master suites
The master suite was not only renovated but added onto as well.
Not Just Finishes, Either
This home has all new pipes and plumbing fixtures, all new wiring, new door and cabinet hardware, period-appropriate Marvin wood windows, and a stunning Ludowici red tile roof that the seller reclaimed off another home in Tyler, Texas.
As always, I could go on and on, but you’re just going to have to call the real estate agent to see 5700 Westover Court in person. This home is available for $3.25 million and is presented by Amy Hooper Trott of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty.
Well that’s all from Tarrant County this week, Dirty Readers. Remember, if you have comments, questions, or ideas for future stories – I’m always here to listen! Bring it.
Seth Fowler is a licensed real estate sales professional with Williams Trew Real Estate in Fort Worth. Statements and opinions are his own. Seth has been involved in the home sales and real estate business in DFW since 2004. He and his family have lived in the Fort Worth area for over 14 years. Also, Seth loves bow ties. You can reach Seth at 817.980.6636 or email@example.com.